The Capitol Hill Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. officially opened on December 2, 2008. It was years behind and way over budget. Senator Harry Reid praised the project, however, because it was designed to cut down on the smell of tourists during the summer months.
The tragedy of the Visitor Center is that it ignores America’s religious heritage. It is mostly a politically correct (soviet style) misrepresentation of our country’s real history. It is a classic example of left-leaning revisionist history which effectively downplays the influence of Christianity in American history and government.
Senator Jim DeMint pointed out that the “Visitors will enter reading a large engraving that states; ‘We have built no temple but the Capitol. We consult no common oracle but the Constitution.’ This is an intentional misrepresentation of our nation’s real history, and an offensive refusal to honor America’s God-given blessings. …The fundamental principles of the freedom we enjoy in this country stem from our Founding Fathers’ beliefs in a higher power, beliefs put forth in the Declaration of Independence and manifest throughout our Constitution. If we cease to acknowledge this fact, we may cease to enjoy some of the freedoms we take for granted.”
One example of erasing God from our history is the display of the speaker’s chair in the replica of the House of Representatives. In the House above the speaker’s chair is a carving in marble of “In God we trust.” The replica has everything except “In God We Trust.” The photos of the actual speaker’s chair in the Visitors Center are cropped so as not to show “In God We Trust.”
Another problem is one of the carved marble columns which reads “Our national motto, E Pluribus Unum.” Duh! The national motto is “In God we trust.” It is such by an act of Congress. This is why colleges no longer teach history. The elitist secular progressives who run them do not want our students to know facts like this. Think about the thousands of school children who will tour the Visitors Center and see no positive reference to America’s Christian history. If you want your children to have a true knowledge of US History, you need to prepare yourself to teach them.